Sarasota Dance Academy is co-owned and directed by mother/daughter team, Rebecca Bryan and Meghan Sinclair. Both are passionate about dance and each bring a unique blend of expertise to SDA. They have been brought together by more than family roots, they have grown together, first as mother-daughter, second as teacher-student and now have grown into partners and friends who share one vision: to offer excellence in dance education, whether you are a beginner student wishing to explore dance for fun or a more serious student with professional aspirations.
“Dance training is life training! Come be a part of our dynamic family, as we build friendships and memories that will last a lifetime!”
Rebecca Bryan is a fully certified-registered teacher of the Royal Academy of Dance, one of six in the state of Florida. She has been teaching for over thirty years, owning and directing three schools in Houston, TX, Bradenton, FL and now Sarasota, FL. She has had extensive classical ballet training under the Royal Academy of Dance and the Cecchetti Council of America.
SDA students who entered for the international Royal Academy of Dance examinations in the Vocational and Major Syllabus were successful with marks ninety-nine percent above average receiving marks of Merit and Distinction. Some of her student have continued their professional training and study with the world renowned Houston Ballet Academy.
Her keen sense of communication and patience with students and their individual abilities instills a discipline and eagerness to learn with her students. Her unique method of teaching sparks a love of the arts in students of all ages.
Meghan Sinclair has had 20 years of classical ballet and dance training. She has trained under Master teachers, from all over the world, including: Delice Teamer RAD RTS, Gillian Davis ARAD, Phillip Burnham ARAD, Katrina Steel RAD RTS and her mentor and mother Rebecca Bryan RAD RTS. She was successful in her RAD Major Syllabus Advanced I Exam and has been accepted into the RAD Teaching Certificate Program.
Meghan took her first RAD exam at the age of seven passing with Distinction. She has been in love with the art of expression through movement ever since. Meghan has encompassed the passion of discipline, love of performance and the heart and patience for teaching.
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Gabrielle Henry began her dance training at the age of 3, under the instruction of Jean Gedeon at the Pittsburgh Youth Ballet Company and School in Bethel Park, Pennsylvania. She performed in countless famous works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robins and many more. Over the years, she has attended New York City Ballet Saratoga, (Seasonal) Kirov/Universal Ballet Company, Chautauqua School of Fine & Performing Arts, American Ballet Theater, Point Park University, Bodiography Center for Movement, the American Dance Festival, Vivid Ballet and most recently Sarasota Contemporary Dance summer intensives. She then continued her training at Slippery Rock University, in ballet, contemporary, hip-hop, jazz, pointe and modern with teachers such as: Nola Nolen-Holland, Ursula Payne, Teena Custer and Nora Ambrosio. At SRU she performed in numerous dance concerts as well as the repertory works of Nora Ambrosio and Helen Simoneau. Among the many works she created while at SRU, her senior group choreography was adjudicated and chosen to perform in the SRU Dance Theatre Winter Concert. In May 2016, received her BA in Dance from Slippery Rock University. From August
2016 to 2017 she danced with Vivid Ballet as a trainee under the instruction of Elizabeth McMillan. With Vivid Ballet she performed at many venues throughout New England,
Pennsylvania and New York. In October 2018 she joined Exhalations Dance Theatre for their winter season in PA. Since 2013 she has been teaching and creating works at various studios all around Pittsburgh, Connecticut and Florida. She looks forward to continuing her career in dance
in her home state of Florida.